On Saturday, May 30th, Bread for the World Institute and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), partnering with HelpMeViz, will organize a Vizathon to bring together a variety of professionals to find better ways of using data to tell the story of Hidden Hunger.
The event aims to bring coders, data scientists, researchers, and data visualizers together to help address two important data visualization challenges:
Challenge 1: Exposing Hidden Hunger
Challenge 2: How Hunger is Feeding an Obesity Pandemic
The event will be live blogged on HelpMeViz, and participants from the Washington, DC and San Francisco sites will be able to collaborate via livestream. We invite interested people all over the world to lend their voices and their skills to these challenges. Data will be made available when the event begins, and visualizations, conversations, and comments from both coasts and globally will be posted to the site in real time.